Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hump Day Hope...In a Can

Ok, so maybe it's not in a can but I just didn't think that plastic container sounded as catchy right? Or I guess I could have also said a cup. This Wednesday morning my hump day hope is coming from my dear friend caffeine. As I've given up Diet Coke for Lent (cue gasp) I'm solely relying on coffee these days. I'm really not as bad with it in the mornings as you would think, I've found I'm much more of an afternoon coffee drinker.

Anyone who knows me knows I'm slightly obsessed with Starbucks. I can't get enough and with the whirlwind of grad school I've been going like three times a week. My mom knows when she gets me something to get a gift card, or now just reload my rewards card--those things are so convenient!

Sometimes I just don't feel like dealing with the process (and more so the cleanup) of actually making coffee in the morning. And sometimes I just want something more creamy and frothy. I have used the Starbucks Via's and I absolutely love them, especially the flavored kind. The iced coffee version didn't work out too well for me, picture a murky brown liquid with coffee crystals floating among the ice. I think I didn't follow the directions correctly.

While I was at the store grabbing some honey, which I can't stop putting on everything these days, I passed by the coffee and this gem caught my eye. I'm typically wary of instant coffees but it's great. Hill's Bros Skinny Latte in French Vanilla...and with only 100 calories!

I finally tried it out this morning and it was absolutely delicious, the perfect amount of sweetness and creamyness. And it mixed very well. So if you need something fresh and new in the ways of your caffeine intake, I highly suggest trying it out. It would even be something great to keep stashed in your desk at work.

And as per hump day hope tradition, I'll leave you with a wonderful quote (or two)...

"No one can understand the truth until he drinks of coffee's frothy goodness."  
-Sheik Abd-al-Kadir
"I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee." -Flash Rosenberg

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